Design for Recovery Guidelines: Steel Packaging
Design for Recovery Guidelines are a suite of reports that provide technical guidance on designing packaging to be compatible with common recovery methods. Design for Recovery Guidelines for Steel Packaging is a 25-page report that details common recovery challenges and barriers for this major packaging material, as well as providing practical instructions on how attachments, inks, coatings, and colorants affect recyclability and compostability.
The guidelines are the result of GreenBlue’s Closing the Loop research project—funded through
a grant awarded to GreenBlue by the California Department of Resources Recycling and
Recovery with additional support from GreenBlue’s Sustainable Packaging Coalition—which promotes more effective material recovery systems by connecting packaging designers with available recovery options.
Released July 2011